Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia

Presentation

Fall on right hand.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
X-ray

Avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the base of the distal phalanx of the little (5th) finger. 

X-ray

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Avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the base of the distal phalanx of the little (5th) finger. 

Case Discussion

Mallet finger refers to injuries of the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) that may occur as an isolated tendinous injury or in combination with an avulsion fracture of the basal distal phalanx.

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Case information

rID: 22816
Published: 25th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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